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A new approach assembles big structures from small interlocking pieces
A new approach assembles big structures from small interlocking pieces

MIT researchers invent a new approach to assembling big structures — even airplanes and bridges — out of small interlocking composite components. A robotic system for assembly is under development.Read More

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When to automate: Conventional and robotic applications
When to automate: Conventional and robotic applications

For modular conventional, robotic, or hybrid motion control applications, ensure that systems can scale with an operation, handle evolving packaging styles, and be redeployed to alternate production... Read More

Machine safety compliance: start with design
Machine safety compliance: start with design

From ergonomics and e-stops to OSHA and output, here are the essential considerations for machine safety compliance. Safety starts with design.Read More

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3D software suite for 8 mobile users via one remote workstation
3D software suite for 8 mobile users via one remote workstation

The Nvidia Grid VCA (visual computing appliance) for SolidWorks 2014 is a GPU-based appliance for small and medium-sized businesses that can be centrally located and accessed over the company network... Read More

5 ways to avoid scope creep on an engineering project
5 ways to avoid scope creep on an engineering project

Automation System Integration Blog tells how to avoid scope creep. See these points of advice and diagram from Anthony Baker to keep your next machine design, panel build, software design, or other... Read More

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Discrete PLC IO modules
Discrete PLC IO modules

AutomationDirect's Productivity2000 programmable logic controller (PLC) system has 50 discrete and... Read More

Rotary position sensor for OEMs and control systems
Rotary position sensor for OEMs and control systems

Curtiss-Wright’s NRH305DR is a no-contact rotary position sensor for original equipment... Read More

IO modules for monitoring control cabinets
IO modules for monitoring control cabinets

B&R Industrial Automation's X20CMR010 and X20CMR111 I/O modules are designed to measure temperature... Read More

Robot transfer units for material handling applications
Robot transfer units for material handling applications

LazerArc's line of robot transfer units are manufactured in floor mounted, elevated, or inverted... Read More

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